Yorkshire and The Humber has among the lowest house prices, and highest levels of drinking and smoking.
The median dwelling price in Yorkshire and The Humber in 2009 was £130,000, much less than the England median of £170,000 but more than the North East (£120,000) and the same as North West. Kingston upon Hull (£85,000) had the lowest median dwelling price in the region, and was one of the five lowest of all the local authorities in England. Harrogate (£195,000) had the second highest median dwelling price in the north and midlands.
In 2008 the region had one of the highest proportions in Great Britain of men drinking more than eight units and women drinking more than six units of alcohol on at least one day in the week (29 and 21 per cent respectively).
Almost a quarter of adults in Yorkshire and The Humber smoked cigarettes in 2008, one of the highest three rates in Great Britain.
In 2007–2009 female life expectancy was 81.5 years, slightly below the UK average of 82.0. Male life expectancy was 77.4 years, slightly below the UK average of 77.9. Kingston upon Hull had the lowest life expectancy in the region for both males and females (75.2 and 80.0 years respectively). Hull is the only 100 per cent urban authority in the region, and urban areas tend to have lower life expectancy. The highest life expectancy in the region was in Craven (North Yorkshire) for both females (83.9 years) and males (80.3 years).
The average gross weekly household income in 2008/09 was £625 per week compared with the UK average of £703.
The proportion of 16-year-olds in post-compulsory education and government-supported training in 2008/09 was 85 per cent, the lowest of all English regions.
The Yorkshire and The Humber household crime rate of 2,400 per 10,000 households in 2009/10 was one of the lowest rates in England. In the same period, the personal crime rate of 700 incidents per 10,000 adults was below the England average (800). Recorded crime figures show a rate of 83 per 1,000 population for the region, slightly higher than the England average of 79 per 1,000 population.
Source: Office for National Statistics
Dwelling prices data are from Communities and Local Government.
Alcohol and smoking data are from the General Lifestyle Survey, Office for National Statistics.
Life expectancy figures are calculated by the Office for National Statistics.
Household income data are from the Family Resources Survey, Department for Work and Pensions.
Post-compulsory education and government-supported training data are from the Department for Education.
British Crime Survey and Recorded Crime are from the Home Office.
The median is the middle value, so that half of cases are above and half below that value.
Life expectancy figures are calculated as three-year rolling averages, based on deaths registered in the area in calendar years and mid-year population estimates. Rankings are based on unrounded data. For information on variations in life expectancy between rural and urban areas please see: Variations in life expectancy between rural and urban areas of England, 2001–07
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The British Crime Survey provides a measure of peoples experience of crime based on responses to a survey of households and does not cover all types of crime, for example fraud or forgery or crimes against commercial property. Recorded crime covers incidents reported to the police so depends on victims going to the police. Population for crime rates covers those aged 16 and over.
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